LINCOLN PARK (WWJ) – Along Moran street in the southeast corner of Lincoln Park, where it’s trash day, residents are tossing out their furniture, rugs, mattresses, counters. Everything must go that came in contact with sewage that flooded their basements last week.

WWJ Newsradio 950’s Ron Dewey reports it’s the same story in neighborhoods a few streets over.

Lincoln Park resident Michelle Smith says wet basements are the norm for this area. But across the street, she says her neighbors were not as lucky. lincoln park flooding Lincoln Park Residents Look For Help After Floods

“This side of the street we didn’t have it too bad but over there is where they have damage and I feel sorry for them,” Smith said. “It’s not healthy. …they have young ones with asthma so it’s not good.”

A backup in the city’s drains last week is being called an “act of God” by the city manager because of storms. But having dealt with the same problem two weeks earlier because of a mechanical problem, residents are angry and want the city to pay for their damages.

City Council, Monday night, will decide whether to make low or no interest loans available to affected residents.

Stay with WWJ for the latest.


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